support reviews
  • free
  • top rated

Density MKIII

Compressor by Variety Of Sound

Free Product

The mkIII version of this compressor introduces quite a lot and deep optimizations of the compressor engine especially but not limited for its use in audio mastering situations. The transient response is spot on now over the entire spectrum and it creates sonic depth and dimension: It renders audio like a three-dimensional image. This feature is very much supported by stateful saturation, which is also included now and appears on the stage as a brand new developed “VCA color” model and can be dialed in to taste.

With Density mkIII not only transients are managed in a musical and mastering grade fashion – it also renders a three-dimensional audio image, which truly supports perceived depth and dimension.


Major changes from MKII to MKIII version, at a glance:

  • The handling of inter modulation distortion (IMD) has been improved and there is no HF exaggeration caused by this anymore.
  • The transient response of the compressor is now more focused and consistent over the entire spectrum reducing coloration artifacts.
  • Instead, a VCA color model has been implemented which can be dialed in as needed, providing a strong 2nd and 3rd order harmonic as well as frequency and load dependent higher order distortion artifacts.
  • The SC filter option was optimized to better decouple the subsonic frequencies below 90Hz.
  • The TIMING presets had been changed and features faster and more modern release time settings.
  • P5 and P6 are introducing true program dependent release time behaviour now.
  • A timing readout is displayed now for about 5 seconds when the according parameters are changing.
  • The COMP mode has been changed and features soft-knee characteristics now.
  • The parameter naming (as seen in host automation) is revised and the parameters are sorted now.
  • The RELAX option has been changed and also allows to speed up the attack times.
  • The linking algorithm has been optimized.


  • Win32 compatible system with SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Tested and known to work in many VST compatible hosts.

Any references to any brands on this site/page, including reference to brands and instruments, are provided for description purposes only. For example references to instrument brands are provided to describe the sound of the instrument and/or the instrument used in the sample. Plugin Boutique do not have (nor do they claim) any association with or endorsement by these brands. Any goodwill attached to those brands rest with the brand owner. Plugin Boutique or its Suppliers do not accept any liability in relation to the content of the product or the accuracy of the description. "RHODES" is a registered trademark of Joseph A Brandstetter.